V Jump

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V Jump
V Jump issue.jpg
First issue of V Jump; cover features characters from Dr. Slump dressed as characters from Dragon Quest II.
Editor Shueisha
Categories Video Games and Shōnen manga
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 379,167[1]
Publisher Shueisha
First issue 1993
Company Shueisha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website vjump.shueisha.co.jp

V Jump (ブイジャンプ Bui Janpu?) is a Japanese magazine about new manga and video games based on popular manga. The magazine's debut was in 1993 by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines.

History[edit]

A prototype magazine called Hobby's Jump was launched in the 80s as a spin-off issue of Monthly Shōnen Jump. Hobby's Jump was announced discontinued, and a new magazine called V Jump arrived. V Jump is a video game magazine, mostly for the series Dragon Quest (artwork done by Akira Toriyama, author of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump) and the Final Fantasy series, as well as many Shōnen manga.

V Jump has also taken many series from Weekly Shōnen Jump, such as Shadow Lady created by Masakazu Katsura, which has had more success than ever in V Jump. Later on, the magazine published a sequel to the classic Weekly Jump series Dr. Slump, characters from which appeared on the cover of the first issue of V Jump, titled The Brief Return of Dr. Slump (written by Takao Koyama and illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru). After the Dr. Slump series, an adaption of the spin-off anime Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters GX called Yu-Gi-Oh! GX began serialization. And the serialization of the series Yu-Gi-Oh! R has just ended.

V Jump Books[edit]

V Jump Books is a line of V Jump manga and video game guides and some of the premiere editions. It mostly does guides for the series of Square Enix.

Features[edit]

V Jump's primary content is the information regards the video/arcade games and the card games. Therefore, there are limited numbers of manga titles have been serialized in V Jump. Most of the manga titles in V Jump are the comicalization of the animation and the video/card games.

Series[edit]

There are currently thirteen manga titles being regularly serialized in V Jump.

Series Title Author Premiered
Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ Victory Mission?) Toyotarō September 2012
Digimon World Re:Digitize Encode (デジモンワールド リ:デジタイズ エンコード?) Kōhei Fujino, Akiyoshi Hongō, Bandai Namco Games April 2013
Dragon Quest Sōten no Sōla (ドラゴンクエスト 蒼天のソウラ?) Yūki Nakashima, Yūji Horii, Square Enix December 2012
Colossus Order (コロッサス・オーダー?) Kazuki Harumoto April 2013
Gaist Crusher First (ガイストクラッシャー ファースト?) Yasuki Tanaka, Capcom April 2013
Inumayuge de Ikō (犬マユゲでいこう?) Yūko 2 Ishizuka June 1994
Slime MoriMori (スライムもりもり?) Osamu Kaneko October 2003
Shin Megami Tensei IV -Prayers- (真・女神転生IV -Prayers-?) Masataka Mirua, Kazuma Kaneko (Atlus), Kazuyuki Yamai (Atlus) May 2013
Strike Zone! (ストライクZONE!?) Naoyuki Kageyama, NPB, 12 Professional Baseball Teams July 2011
Victory・Uchida no Shachō e no Michi!! (ビクトリー・ウチダの社長への道!!?) Yūji Kasai October 2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (遊☆戯☆王5D’s?) Masashiro Hikokubo, Masashi Satō, Studio Dice September 2008
Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal (遊☆戯☆王ZEXAL?) Kazuki Takahashi, Studio Dice, Shin Yoshida, Naoto Miyoshi December 2010
Z/X (ゼクス?) Kagashi Tsuchiya, Broccoli September 2012

Online Series[edit]

Series Title Author Premiered
Shin Megami Tensei IV Demonic Gene (真・女神転生IV DEMONIC GENE?) Ikumi Fukuda, Kazuma Kaneko (Atlus), Kazuyuki Yamai (Atlus) June 2013

Former series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Japanese Anime/Game Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 19, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 

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